Musings: Tavon Austin opinions, strength of schedule, plus trade down scenarios

There is less than a week before the NFL Draft kicks off.  The Dolphins are finalizing their draft boards, while also continuing to keep discussions open with the Chiefs regarding a potential trade for Branden Albert.  We also learned last night about the Dolphins schedule for the 2013 season, so we know the road that must be traveled, if the team will make its long awaited return to the playoffs.  We’ve been doing some reading from around the Dolphins Blogosphere and wanted to share some of the interesting stories we’ve come across.

Miami Musings

Dolphins Strength of Schedule – takes us through the Dolphins schedule and finds that the Dolphins have the 7th hardest schedule in the NFL next season.  Based on teams’ records from 2012, the Dolphins will face opponents with a winning percentage of .520, including the World Champion Baltimore Ravens.  As we told you earlier today, the schedule might not be easy, but it also might not be as ferocious as it may seem.

To Draft Tavon Austin or Not – gives us both sides of the Tavon Austin argument.  For the ‘Pro’ Austin article click here.  For the ‘Dolphins shouldn’t draft Austin’ article, click here.  My favorite player in the upcoming draft is Tavon Austin….without question.  This kid looks absolutely explosive on the football field.  I’m not sure that Jeff Ireland is quite as high on him (nor is WR necessarily a need), but I think it would be tough to stop an offense that features Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline, Brandon Gibson, Dustin Keller, Lamar Miller, and Tavon Austin.  I’m hoping the Dolphins can find a way to bring this dynamic playmaker to Miami. (CLICK HERE, continued on page 2)

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